Dec. 30, 2011
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Stanford wrestling team posted 11.5 team points on the first day of action at the 49th annual Midlands Championships, Thursday, at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill.
Junior Ryan Mango registered a 2-1 record on day one and remains alive in the tournament at 133 pounds. He registered a fall, his third of the season, over Joe Waltko of Clarion in 3:27 and a 5-2 decision against Geoffrey Alexander of Maryland. He leads the team with 15 wins so far this season.
Also posting wins for the Cardinal in the tournament were 125-pounder Evan Silver (2-2), 157-pounder Garrett Schaner (1-2), 165-pounder Bret Baumbach (2-2), 184-pounder Spence Patrick (1-2), 197-pounder Michael Sojka (1-2), 197-pounder Alan Yen (1-2) and heavyweight Dan Scherer (2-2).
One of Baumbach's wins came over Cardinal teammate Kyler Hasson, a 4-2 decision.
Mango will compete Friday in the wrestle-backs. The seventh-seed in the tournament, he will face the eighth seed, Oklahoma's Jordan Keller in his first bout.
Thursday's Tournament Results:
Evan Silver (2-2): lost to #19 Jared Germaine (Eastern Michigan) 7-5; fall Jenkins Monzey (Maryland) 7:00; dec. Kory Mines (Edinboro) 5-3; lost to Aaron Pickrel (South Dakota State) 5-3.
#10 Ryan Mango (2-1): fall Joe Waltko (Clarion) 3:27; dec. Geoffrey Alexander (Maryland) 5-2; lost to #4 Devin Carter (Virginia Tech) 11-5.
(0-2): lost to Seth Schaner (Eastern Michigan) 8-1; lost to Dalton Kelley (CSU Bakersfield) 5-0.
Josh Lauderdale (0-2): lost to Mark Erickson (North Dakota State) 8-0; lost to Brody Grothus (Iowa) 8-2.
Garrett Schaner (0-2): lost to #12 Kyle John (Maryland) fall 3:45; dec. Shawn Perry (Wisconsin) 9-6; lost to Casey Fuller (Edinboro) 7-6.
Bret Baumbach (2-2): lost to Pierce Harger (Northwestern) 11-1; dec. Matt Mougin (Northern Illinois) 6-2; dec. Kyler Hasson (Stanford) 4-2; lost to Lorenzo Thomas (Penn) fall 0:56.
Kyler Hasson (0-2): lost to #4 Andrew Sorenson (Iowa State) fall 4:45; lost to Bret Baumbach (Stanford) 4-2.
Spence Patrick (1-2): lost to #6 Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa) fall 5:57; dec. Tyler Christensen (Iowa State) 2-1; lost to Joe Rau (Elmhurst) 8-0.
Michael Sojka (1-2): lost to Joe McMullan (Bucknell) 12-2; dec. Joe Johnson (Northern Iowa) 3-0; lost to Marty Smith (Illinois) 11-3.
Alan Yen (1-2): lost to Jackson Hein (Wisconsin) 7-2; dec. Davion Willis (UW Park) 8-6; lost to Alex Thomas (Clarion) fall 2:17.
Dan Scherer (2-2): maj. dec. Tyler Lyster (Bucknell) 10-0; dec. Ryan Gray (Maryland) 5-0; lost to #9 Bobby Telford (Iowa) 5-2; lost to Jared Torrence (Northern Illinois) 3-1.